Monday, October 15, 2007

Camel racing

I don't know whether camels are related to cats, but I think they must be .

Alice Springs stages a camel meeting each winter and mounts can be unpredictable. Sometimes they run backwards, or stop a few feet from the finish line and refuse to move.

That is pretty much what I imagine a cat race would look like, aside from the running backwards thing. (A cat's version of that would be to suddenly decide to wash its private parts.)

I think camel racing sounds like a perfect substitute for horse racing. I would go, hoping to see a camel run backwards. I don't know why exactly, but I'm having real trouble imagining what that actually looks like.


Anonymous said...

Oz, which mostly believes itself safe from the outside world, has joined the rest of us with Equine pneumonia; and in most places - except Melbourne which has a national holiday for a 3 minute long horse race - racing is off for the rest of the year.

We'll bet on anything down here. Sheep racing, cicada racing, you name it...